WE’RE ALL ABOUT TO FLY WILDLY OFF THE EDGE OF A FISCAL CLIFF AND DIE, MAN!
Articles by: Gil Wildridge
Let’s face it—when you win an election, everyone looks to you for what to do next, even people who didn’t vote for you.
If there’s one lesson, any lesson, that progressives should take from this election, it’s that our ideas are winning.
To say I was amused by last night’s primary results would be an understatement. I was rolling in the calm laughter of an average guy who just caught on to the true meaning of poetic justice.
We have to re-examine how we look at presidential primaries, especially in the post-Citizen’s United era. Especially this campaign. Because the only thing Mitt and Newt have in common is that they love their Super PACs—so much so that it’s a little uncomfortable.
The Florida primary inches closer, and tension mounts in a state so well-known for its political incompetence that one could say, without at all underestimating, that Florida is where Republican legends are born.
What is so inherently difficult about ordering polling data in a logical sequence and reporting on it as a trend? Even in the 21st century, where media even at its most informative is little better than a cartoon for grownups, I think society demands better.
Even as the South Carolina primary was mercifully coming to an end, several hundred conservatives were already gathering in a rally/religious revival at Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida. Cain was just one of a travelling band of anti-regulation minstrels attracted to the event that became known as ‘Conservatives United 2012.’
It’s true, of course, that Mitt wasn’t ever supposed to really win South Carolina. Nor was he supposed to concentrate too many of his resources in a state that was really far too conservative for him to win. But that doesn’t mean he had to make it easy for everyone else.
The rules are pretty simple (for best results, Make sure you have s—-y rum on hand that tastes like nail polish and slides down the throat like wood stain)
The appropriately named Newt Gingrich is the political personification of slime. His sociopathic selfishness is the product of blind ambition driven by a reptilian lust for power and revenge.
According to FLA Politics, Florida Governor Rick Scott has just named the legendary Ken Detzner as his next secretary of state.
The (tar)sands are running out for the Keystone XL pipeline.
One of the watermarks of every campaign is going negative. It’s a huge step, it’s a step almost everyone has to take, and it’s one of literally thousands of things that could go wrong in a nationally coordinated election effort over fifty states.
This is why we see no real harm in the legions of Paulbots that charge daily like a horde of angry libertarian lawn gnomes onto Facebook, Twitter, every blog ever conceived, and even Youtube. But they’re far from harmless, and debating them plays straight into their hands.